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First He will break you.

Updated on December 10, 2012

Broken before blessing

When Jesus took the bread first He blessed it, then He broke it and finally it was used to feed the masses.

He told the crowd to sit down on the ground.Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them Matthew 15:35-36 New International Version

So to it is with us.

When we put our lives in His gentle hands He blesses us with salvation.

Then, just as He broke the bread, so too will He break us. Maybe there is something in our lives that needs to be broken or pruned from us. It is destructive and we can not be used by Christ until that is broken and pruned from us.

After that, just as He fed the peoples bellies with the bread so too will He use us to spiritually bring the little lost sheep to Him

Not my will, but Thy will be done should be front and center in every moment of the day. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please Jehovah Hosanna (God our maker) break and cast away anything in my life that prevents me from being used by You. I ask in the name of Him who was broken on the cross for us Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Good afternoon shofarcall.

      Thank you for your wonderful insightful comment.

      Good afternoon danngrz.

      I am very happy the article was so useful to you.

      Good afternoon cristina327

      Very true. It is only when we come to the end of ourselves that Christ can begin.

      May Jesus bless you with His wonderful gifts.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      5 years ago from Manila

      Great hub, great insight to ponder on. Indeed without experiencing brokenness we will never mature as true christians. Without brokenness, we will never have true impact to the world, without brokenness there is no true ministry. We must experience brokenness so that God will be glorified in our life. Thank you for posting this insightful hub. I am wishing you a great day today. Remain blessed. Best regards.

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      5 years ago

      This was a great revelation for my day and wonderful prayer that I needed. Thank you for being his hands and feet and may God always bless you abundantly!

      Voted up and Beautiful :)

    • shofarcall profile image


      5 years ago

      Hello teacherjoe52,

      Oh yes, He will break us to tear away our individuality , so that we will deny ourselves to ENABLE us to go after and follow Him. (Matt 16:24)

      How often we feel He has deserted us, little knowing that He is preparing us for an ever closer walk, with Him.

      And sometimes, maybe often, He breaks us before we even know Him so that in our desperation we are PREPARED to look to and begin to follow Him.

      So very, very gracious is our Lord. He knows His lost sheep. And is gathering them in. Amen

      I believe that in those scriptures, Matt. 14:19 before He breaks the bread, (NIV) Jesus looks heavenwards and gives thanks to and blesses the Father, rather than the bread itself but of course, through that action, the bread is blessed. In 15:36 (NIV) it simply says 'and when He had given thanks (to the Father).

      I hope you are happy for me to share my little insights!

      Just recognised too that He gave thanks to his Father BEFORE the miracle occured, so great was His faith and somewhere in Scripture, we are exhorted to 'see those things that be not, just as though they were'

      Praise Him for the immense patience He displays towards us!


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